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Block play offers a rich opportunity for early math and science learning and the development of social, emotional, language, motor and cognitive skills. Kaplan offers a variety of unit blocks, hollow blocks, foam blocks, and cardboard blocks.

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Image of Discovery Stackers - Natural Tall Arch - 5 Pieces
Discovery Stackers - Natural Tall Arch - 5 Pieces
Item: 37900
Status: In Stock
$89.95
2 years & up. An upgrade from the classic nesting toy, the extremely resilient and durable pieces in the Discovery Stackers - Natural Tall Arch set enhance open-ended play indoors and outdoors. The heightened arch shapes encourage children to explore relationships in balance and organic geometry. With a gradated, nature-inspired color scheme this arched set bridges the gaps between various play patterns and brings a new life to light play. Sets include 5 solid, arched pieces and double-sided… More »
Image of Discovery Stackers - Rainbow Tall Arch - 5 Pieces
Discovery Stackers - Rainbow Tall Arch - 5 Pieces
Item: 37899
Status: In Stock
$89.95
2 years & up. An upgrade from the classic nesting toy, the extremely resilient and durable pieces in the Discovery Stackers - Rainbow Tall Arch set enhance open-ended play indoors and outdoors. The heightened arch shapes encourage children to explore relationships in balance and organic geometry. With vibrant rainbow colors, this arched set bridges the gaps between various play patterns and brings a new life to light play. Sets include 5 solid, arched pieces and double-sided inspiration cards… More »
Image of Discovery Stackers - Rainbow House - 5 Pieces
Discovery Stackers - Rainbow House - 5 Pieces
Item: 37897
Status: In Stock
$89.95
2 years & up. An upgrade from the classic nesting toy, the extremely resilient and durable pieces in the Discovery Stackers - Rainbow House set enhance open-ended play indoors and outdoors. The pentagonal inspired shapes encourage children to explore relationships in perpendicular and parallel forms. The simplified, house-like shapes innately suggest a dramatic play community theme, bridging the gaps between various play patterns. Bring new life to light play with this set featuring vibrant,… More »
Image of Discovery Stackers - Rainbow Arch - 5 Pieces
Discovery Stackers - Rainbow Arch - 5 Pieces
Item: 37895
Status: In Stock
$89.95
2 years & up. An upgrade from the classic nesting toy, the extremely resilient and durable pieces in the Discovery Stackers - Rainbow Arch set enhance open-ended play indoors and outdoors. The curved shapes encourage children to explore relationships in balance and organic geometry. This arched set bridges the gaps between various play patterns and brings a new life to light play. Set includes 5 solid, arched pieces and double-sided inspiration cards complete with ideas for play, relevant vocabulary,… More »
Image of Discovery Stackers - Natural House - 5 Pieces
Discovery Stackers - Natural House - 5 Pieces
Item: 37898
Status: In Stock
$89.95
2 years & up. An upgrade from the classic nesting toy, the extremely resilient and durable pieces in the Discovery Stackers - Natural House set enhance open-ended play indoors and outdoors. The pentagonal inspired shapes encourage children to explore relationships in perpendicular and parallel forms. The simplified, house-like shapes innately suggest a dramatic play community theme, bridging the gaps between various play patterns. Bring new life to light play with sets featuring a gradated,… More »
Image of Soft Shape Blocks - 12 Pieces - 2" x 2"
Soft Shape Blocks - 12 Pieces - 2" x 2"
Item: 63727
Status: In Stock
$39.95
6 months & up. Introduce shapes to infants and toddlers with Soft Shape Blocks! The set of 12 blocks features a variety of shapes and colors. Children can begin basic shape recognition (circle, square, triangle) while they practice stacking and building. Great for sorting and matching by shape and color too! Surface wash only. Measures 2" square. Colors may vary.
Image of Brick, Blocks, and Rock Builders
Brick, Blocks, and Rock Builders
Item: 30298P
Status: In Stock
$169.95 - $679.95
3 years & up. Build to new heights with this fantastic collection of realistic pretend bricks, blocks, and rocks! This set of lightweight foam builders stack easily for endless creative building projects. The foam construction is water proof, but not UV-resistant; if kept outside for a long time, the colors will fade. Included: 20-piece Cinder Block Set, 25-piece Rock Wall Builder Set, 25-piece Brick Builder Set, and 25-piece Ice Brick Builder Set. Activity cards included.
Image of Jumbo Sensory River Stones - 10 Pieces
Jumbo Sensory River Stones - 10 Pieces
Item: 37307
Status: In Stock
$94.95
2 years & up. Smooth-sanded, over-sized beechwood Jumbo Sensory River Stones feature inset, nature-inspired textures. Children can engage in sensory play while practicing stacking and balancing and strengthening their tactile differentiation. A beautiful, subdued color palette furthers the possibilities for organic connections during natural play. Smallest stone measures 5.125"W x 2.5"D x 1.125"H, largest stone measures 7.625"W x 3.75"D x 1.75"H.
Image of Unit Blocks - Basic Classroom Sets
Unit Blocks - Basic Classroom Sets
Item: 13904P
Status: In Stock
$159.95 - $921.95
3 years & up. Bring an architectural element to block play with these wonderful Durable Wooden Unit Blocks for Building and Block Play. Children will love building up structures and knocking them down to create more! Encourage your children to use their imagination to build unique structures or to recreate their favorite buildings. Have them identify the familiar shapes as they build. This set promotes fine motor skills, strategic thinking, collaborative play and creativity. Made of hardwoods… More »
Image of Discovery People - Rainbow - 16 Pieces
Discovery People - Rainbow - 16 Pieces
Item: 37902
Status: In Stock
$39.95
 2 years & up. Bring life to any block play community with the vibrant Discovery People - Rainbow. With bright rainbow hues, these simplified people shapes will enhance dramatic play opportunities during traditional block play and seamlessly complement the rest of the Discovery collection during light and sensory exploration. Each set includes 16 solid figures: 8 tall figures and 8 short figures in assorted colors. Taller figures measure 1.3"W x 2.8"H.
Image of Discovery Triangles - Natural - 6 Pieces
Discovery Triangles - Natural - 6 Pieces
Item: 300621
Status: In Stock
$59.95
2 years & up. An upgrade from the classic nesting toy, the extremely resilient and durable pieces in the Discovery Triangles - Natural set enhance open-ended play indoors and outdoors. Children can stack, balance, create patterns and learn about shapes and colors while experimenting and exploring using this set. A perfect companion to building activities, loose parts play or traditional block play, this vibrant toy set bridges the gaps between various play patterns. Combine with other Discovery… More »
Image of Road Construction Vehicles - Set of 3
Road Construction Vehicles - Set of 3
Item: 89338
Status: In Stock
$29.95
3 years & up. Discover what it takes to build a road with these three wooden transportation vehicles that teach children their functions through play. This encourages imagination while they build their own city. Includes a front end loader, roller and an excavator. Front end loader measures 5.5"W x 2"H.
Image of Four Seasons Double-Sided Wood Trees - 12 Pieces
Four Seasons Double-Sided Wood Trees - 12 Pieces
Item: 37395
Status: In Stock
$74.95
18 months & up. Bring the block play area to life with this beautifully designed set of realistic tree pieces. This set of 12 wooden figures features double-sided illustrations of trees in different seasons and stages from a variety of climates. Encourage children to learn about the seasons, different climates, and environments, while visually becoming aware of how trees change based off geographical location. Tallest piece measures 5"H. 12 pieces.
Image of International Families and Community Workers - 42 Pieces
International Families and Community Workers - 42 Pieces
Item: 300575
Status: Pre-Order Now
$89.95
2 years & up. Encourage dramatic play and storytelling during block play activities with this diverse 42-piece set of International Families and Community Workers. The chunky wooden block figures depict people of varying ages, cultures, and abilities, providing a hands-on way to teach children about diversity and inclusion. Detailed images are printed onto both sides of each block, providing a colorful addition to the block play area that is appealing to children.
Image of Ramptastic - STEM Ramp for Testing Velocity
Ramptastic - STEM Ramp for Testing Velocity
Item: 63780
Status: In Stock
$54.95
3 years & up. This sturdy wooden incline ramp invites children to explore STEM concepts through prediction and experimentation. The six varying textures give children the opportunity to test the effects of surfacing, weight, and velocity on the potential speed and function of different objects. Ramptastic also introduces simple machines to children and is the perfect addition to the STEM toys in your classroom. Activity card(s) included. Cars sold separately. Measures 12.5"L x 4.75"W x 4.25"H.
Image of Discovery Circles - Rainbow - 6 Pieces
Discovery Circles - Rainbow - 6 Pieces
Item: 300618
Status: In Stock
$59.95
2 years & up. An upgrade from the classic nesting toy, the extremely resilient and durable pieces in the Discovery Circles - Rainbow set enhance open-ended play indoors and outdoors. Children can stack, balance, create patterns and learn about shapes and colors while experimenting and exploring using this set. A perfect companion to light play activities, loose parts play or traditional block play, this vibrant toy set bridges the gaps between various play patterns. Combine with other Discovery… More »
Image of Wooden Rainbow Arches and Tunnels - 12 Pieces
Wooden Rainbow Arches and Tunnels - 12 Pieces
Item: 33142
Status: In Stock
$152.95
2 years & up. The Colorful Wooden Rainbow Arches and Tunnels set is a vibrant addition to traditional block play. With 10 painted arches and 2 natural tunnels, children will love creating independent structures with these tunnels and arches, or incorporating them into their other blocks for endless building possibilities. Featuring rounded edges and smooth surfaces with a matte finish, these arches and tunnels are the perfect tool for enhancing early engineering skills and introducing concepts… More »
Image of Discovery Circles - Natural - 6 Pieces
Discovery Circles - Natural - 6 Pieces
Item: 300619
Status: In Stock
$59.95
2 years & up. An upgrade from the classic nesting toy, the extremely resilient and durable pieces in the Discovery Circles - Natural set enhance open-ended play indoors and outdoors. Children can stack, balance, create patterns and learn about shapes and colors while experimenting and exploring using this set. A perfect companion to building activities, loose parts play or traditional block play, this vibrant toy set bridges the gaps between various play patterns. Combine with other Discovery… More »
Image of Friends with Special Needs - Set of 5
Friends with Special Needs - Set of 5
Item: 63572
Status: In Stock
$37.95
18 months & up. This set of five friends represents various abilities, ethnicities, and genders illustrating that everyone is unique and special in their own way. These friends make the perfect addition to any dollhouse and are able to teach so many about different types of people. Figures measure 5" tall. Blocks not included.
Image of Discovery Squares - Rainbow - 6 Pieces
Discovery Squares - Rainbow - 6 Pieces
Item: 300615
Status: In Stock
$59.95
2 years & up. An upgrade from the classic nesting toy, the extremely resilient and durable pieces in the Discovery Squares - Rainbow set enhance open-ended play indoors and outdoors. Children can stack, balance, create patterns and learn about shapes and colors while experimenting and exploring using this set. A perfect companion to light play activities, loose parts play or traditional block play, this vibrant toy set bridges the gaps between various play patterns. Combine with other Discovery… More »
Image of Railway Bucket Builder Set with Train and Tracks
Railway Bucket Builder Set with Train and Tracks
Item: 147859
Status: In Stock
$72.95
3 years & up. Perfect for every lover of trains, this is a great set for older children. Use the included storage box and lid within the tracks and use block pieces to build a town around the structure. Move the train, passengers, and cargo around the track with ease and play for hours. Easily clean pieces with a damp cloth. Includes 50 railway pieces.
Image of Friends Around the World - 20 Pieces
Friends Around the World - 20 Pieces
Item: 300572
Status: Pre-Order Now
$39.95
2 years & up. Promote dramatic play, storytelling, and exploration during block play using this beautiful set of wooden figures. The 20-piece Friends Around the World set features a culturally diverse array of children dressed in traditional attire. Combine this double-sided set of colorful, detailed blocks with lessons about diversity, inclusion, and the way people live around the world. Each chunky wooden block is sized to be used in conjunction with traditional unit blocks, enhancing block play in a unique way.
Image of Traditional International Homes Set - 15 Pieces
Traditional International Homes Set - 15 Pieces
Item: 300573
Status: Pre-Order Now
$79.95
2 years & up. Support lessons about diversity by including this 15-piece wooden set of Traditional International Homes into your block play area. Children will enjoy using this vibrant, double-sided set in conjunction with lessons about various regions and the way people live around the world. Encourage storytelling during block play activities with these chunky wooden depictions of traditional family dwellings from places like Africa, England, China, Mexico and more.
Image of Discovery Triangles - Rainbow - 6 Pieces
Discovery Triangles - Rainbow - 6 Pieces
Item: 300620
Status: In Stock
$59.95
2 years & up. An upgrade from the classic nesting toy, the extremely resilient and durable pieces in the Discovery Triangles - Rainbow set enhance open-ended play indoors and outdoors. Children can stack, balance, create patterns and learn about shapes and colors while experimenting and exploring using this set. A perfect companion to light play activities, loose parts play or traditional block play, this vibrant toy set bridges the gaps between various play patterns. Combine with other Discovery… More »